USA Sevens is set for another record year in 2016, with increased sponsorship revenue and all signs pointing toward a big jump in attendance. Tickets are still being sold, so the final numbers won’t be tallied until Sunday, but the pre-sale trend is up significantly from 2015, which saw 75,761 pass through the Sam Boyd Stadium turnstiles over three days.
The internal expectation from USA Sevens... Read More
Springbok flyer Bryan Habana will join the South African 7s team this week in an effort to make the Blitzbokke squad for the upcoming World Series stops in Las Vegas and Vancouver. His possible inclusion rivals that of New Zealand's Sonny Bill Williams and Australia's Quade Cooper for the most famous player to make the transition to the Olympic code.
“Bryan is one of those players that always has... Read More
Ireland versus New Zealand and the USA against the Maori All Blacks in Chicago the first weekend of November was confirmed this week by USA Rugby. The organizers are dubbing the back-to-back matches, "The Rugby Weekend". The Eagles take on the Maori All Blacks Friday Nov. 4 at Toyota Park and the World Cup champions face the Irish the next day at Soldier Field.
“We are looking forward to another... Read More
Whether you're an expat, an Eagle fan or a 7s junkie, there's rugby for you to watch this weekend. Bein Sports is carrying the Six Nations, Sydney 7s is streaming live and ESPN3 is streaming the USA's Americas Rugby Championship bout with Argentina live with a replay the next day on ESPN2.
Below is the matrix for the weekend. Check your local listings for the precise channel for Bein and ESPN2.... Read More
Andrew Durutalo's signing with the new Japanese Super Rugby franchise, the Sunwolves, has been made official. The Sunwolves' coaching staff and squad was announced Monday. The majority of the team is made up of former Japan Top League and National Team players, and the Fijian-American is among just a handful of foreigners on the roster.
Japanese is one of the multiple languages in which Durutalo... Read More
The 15s national team has a new yearly competition on the horizon, the Americas Rugby Championship. It’s the American equivalent of Europe’s Six Nations, with the USA, Canada, Argentina, Uruguay, Brazil and Chile, and it's set to kick off in February. It’s the first competition of consequence the Eagles have had during that window of the year, which is a big step in the right direction.
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The World Rugby rankings revealed a few significant ups and downs after the Rugby World Cup. Risers included Argentina, Japan, and Italy, and decliners listed England, Fiji, Tonga, and Samoa.
These rankings have little impact until the time for slotting the next RWC pools. The past placement was premature taking place in December 2012, some three-years ahead of the event. In the interim, there... Read More
Successful Japan World Cup coach, Eddie Jones will be appointed England’s new rugby head coach. He arrived in London to complete to contract terms with the Rugby Football Union. The seasoned Australian, aged 55, will succeed outgoing Stuart Lancaster. The RFU had to negotiate (and compensate) the Stormers in Capetown, South Africa for Jones’s contract.
Jones had a long run as head coach of... Read More